Tag: perseverance

  • Welcome Shade for Love!

    Yay! I can finally say that the Shades are really out in the world. 🙂 l This series has been a long time coming. If you’ve been around for awhile, you might have seen promises of the Shades of Beckwell back in 2019. Which was when it would have appeared, except… life. I am definitely…

  • Cages

    How often have you experienced the kind of overwhelm that comes from feeling that there are so many things you “should” be doing, and that list is so long, you end up paralyzed and end up doing nothing? I recently finished reading Untamed by Glennon Doyle. She talks about how the cages that society creates…

  • Back Again, Reflecting and Moving Forward

    Did you know that I started this blog way back in 2010? Nope, me neither. I’ve just finished going through all of those posts weeding out things from when I was a super-clueless baby-writer…although I’ve also found some advice that I still believe (like being good to other people and author karma, along with writing…

  • Doubt, Fear, And Dark Days

    I am tired. Tired of winter and long dark days, outside and in. Tired of waiting for good news, and receiving rejections. Tired of trying to believe in possibilities and forcing optimism. And of course, when you’re tired, it leaves the door wide open for those buggers doubt and fear. It lets them sneak up…

  • Perseverance: The Neverending Battle

    There is one word that appears in almost all craft books on writing – and especially on making a business and life with your writing: Perseverance. I have come to both love and loathe the word. And all that it means. Especially that as the years (yes, years) pass, it comes to take on deeper…

  • 7 Reasons for Hope to Persevere

    It’s scarcely 1/6 of the way through the year (17%), and I begin to wonder if I can achieve what I set out to do, if this will be another year when I try hard, but nothing seems to come of it. More rejections, and I fear contest entries were more like throwing away money.…

  • What Are Your Reasons? : Remembering Why You Persevere

    Maybe it’s the dull day, maybe it’s a lot of other things, but I’ve been feeling pretty down about my writing lately, which led me to go back to my list. I think most of us – no matter what goal we strive for and continue to fight to achieve – sometimes feel like the…

  • Perseverance or Tenacity: Keep on Pushing

    This morning I read a blog post that I wanted to share because I think it’s something we all need to consider, especially if trying to succeed in an industry like publishing, or the arts, or … well really, if you want to succeed at anything, accomplish a particular dream, I don’t suppose it matters…

  • Don’t Consider What You’re Thinking

    All right. So, earlier I had a post that discussed how we determine our own experience, not outside forces, and today’s post considers something related: how our thoughts can determine us, if we let them. Are you confused? First I tell you to think yourself happy, and now I’m telling you that’s dangerous? Admittedly, the…

  • How Long is Too Long: The Illusion of Time in the Journey to Publication

    I am always running out of time. It doesn’t seem to matter what I need to do, I never have enough time to do it. I’ve told my husband that we have so many things on our “to-do” list that if the length of the list determines the length of our lives, we can never…